May Newsletter

The forecast might keep saying rain, but with Back in Motion PT your forecast doesn’t have to say “pain”. We are celebrating National Arthritis month by offering another FREE event, we’ve given you 10 answers to your questions about arthritis, and we’ve featured our positive patient Polly who didn’t let arthritis stop her from reaching her goals!


May is National Arthritis Month!

There are 40 million people in the United States who reportedly have arthritis. Are you or a loved one dealing with pain from arthritis and are not sure what to do about it? We’ve put together 10 questions and answers to give you some guidance about what it is you can do to manage your arthritis pain.

Read the full blog here.


Derek Whited: Physical Therapy Aide/Personal Trainer in Brewer, Maine

Derek playing golf…on a baseball field.

Where are you from? Dedham, Maine

What level of education/schooling do you have? Bachelor’s & Master’s in Kinesiology

What is your favorite part of your job? Patient education and teaching the exercise classes.

What is one interesting fact about you that most people don’t know? I shred the guitar

What are your hobbies? Playing basketball, football, skiing with Bruce (my dog), going to the gym, making people laugh.

Do you have any additional comments? Tom Brady is the GOAT

Learn more about Derekhere.


Polly at Portland Headlight.

Living with arthritis: After a year of multiple surgeries, joint replacements, and frustration, Polly can now get back to doing the things she loves. One of her goals when she started PT was to be able to walk on the rocks down at her cottage this summer. We went down to Portland Headlight and Fort Williams and tested out the rocks with her!

Read her full Success Story here.


Thank you to everyone who donated to our WalkMS Fundraiser! We raised $7,587!

“I can’t thank you enough for choosing to raise money for multiple sclerosis and for including me in your group. Working with the team on fundraising and spending the morning with you folks at the 2019 MS Walk confirmed what I already knew – the people at Back in Motion are caring, motivated, and generous. Thank you so much!” Mitch


Newport: We have officially moved!

It’s official! Thank you to our patients and staff for their patience and flexibility throughout this transition. We are excited to finally open the doors to the Newport community. Our new clinic is located at:

4 Main Street Unit T2 Newport, Maine 04953

Our Newport staff members are happy to be in our new space!

Are you interested in receiving a Free Week Gym Pass to our Newport location? Click here!


Free Arthritis Event featuring Dr. Colacchio!

We will be holding another FREE Arthritis Event on May 22nd at our Gorham clinic. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Nicholas Colacchio of Maine Medical Partners will discuss ways to manage your arthritis pain, and provide information on knee and hip replacements. For more details about the event, click here.


Brewer Clinic Classes: Silver Sneakers Class Every Monday and Wednesday at 10am and 2:30pm. Click here for more details.

Cardiac Rehab Class Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am and 2:30pm. Click here for more details.


Happy Mother’s Day to our beautiful BIM Mama’s! Brewer: Cheryl and Bridget, Newport: Bre and Liz, Gorham: Mary, Lori, Janine, Maura, and Brooke, South Portland: Kim N, Kim P, and Alicia.

Happy 1st anniversary to Brianna McElligott, Hannah Peabody, and Derek Whited! Donovan Hodges celebrates his 3rd anniversary, and so does Hali Meehan. Last but not least, Aga Wojciechowska celebrates 14 years as part of the Back in Motion family!

Happy Birthday to our May babies: Todd Morneau and Andy Broomhall.


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